Knowledgebase: cPanel/WHM/Linux
Softaculous - an auto/instant installer
Posted by - NA - on 31 October 2009 12:42 AM

Linux based hosting plans will have in the cPanel (their control panel) under the Software section, a button called Softaculous.

Softaculous is an auto/instant installer. It can be used to install the scripts/software listed on the left (left being the list shown there, in the control panel and we also show it here, below). You dont need to create any database for the scripts and go through the complex procedures of installing these software! Softaculous will do that for you.

Softaculous currently supplies over 200 software titles. To view the entire list, click the link below.

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Comments (17)
18 November 2009 06:17 PM
I want to check out Elgg. I've tried to find the Softaculous button in my cPanel, but it's either not there or I'm missing it. Has Softaculous been removed and/or is their another auto install script for Elgg?

RESPONSE: Softaculous should be installed on every server. If it is not available on yours, please contact support so we can look into it.
Wai PK
08 July 2012 03:42 AM
I did installed Wordpress using softaculous.After that I use adim which is provided but Still having error even loading the me please
Michael Carr
10 July 2012 12:51 PM
The wordpress forums are the best place to learn about using wordpress. If you just need general help getting your installation setup, you can contact our support and we will be happy to assist.
11 September 2012 08:42 PM
Hi, I am very interested in hosting a Moodle site with you, can I ask which version you have that can be installed using Softaculous.

Thanks in advance
Michael Carr
25 September 2012 12:51 PM
You can host the latest version. We supply both PHP 5.2 and 5.3. You may need to set your environment to use PHP 5.3 though, full details on doing that can be seen here :
10 October 2012 06:56 AM
hi please could you tell me how to automatically install a groupon clone script thank you
Michael Carr
10 October 2012 12:50 PM
First you will have to locate a script that you want to install, I would search google for groupon clone scripts. Once you have picked out the one you want to setup, the install instructions are provided directly by the vendor. We can also help with the install if desired.
02 December 2012 06:55 PM
hi i am having problem to install a french version of opencart, how i fix it?
Michael Carr
03 December 2012 12:44 PM
Please create a support ticket and we will be happy to assist you with the installation.
Marcio Carneiro
09 February 2013 08:49 PM
Nothing happens using the script.

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [email protected] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Michael Carr
19 February 2013 08:34 AM
Sounds like the script you installed has a problem. You can check the error logs in your control panel for more details, or contact our support and we will be glad to help.
Elizabeth Young
15 June 2013 05:46 AM
Hi, I tried to install wordpress on my addon domains with Softaculous. I checked the file manager and all WP files seemed to be there. However I get a 'Server Not Found' error when I try to go to load the pages login screens.
Michael Carr
03 July 2013 03:19 PM
This sounds like the add-on domain is not point to the web server yet. Check and make sure that all the DNS for the add-on domain is set correctly.
Kristina Harmsworth
10 November 2013 02:09 PM
Not sure where I need to put this but how do I install AWStats? it says there is no domain...
Michael Carr
18 November 2013 01:10 PM
All of our accounts come with AWstats setup so you should already have it available. if you need help accessing it please open a support ticket and we will be glad to help.
Robert Thompson
28 November 2013 03:01 PM
Can I install a CMS and ownCloud on the same domain? The reason I want to do this is to have encrypted login to both applications.
Michael Carr
04 December 2013 07:37 PM
Yes, you can install both on the same domain. I would place each in separate sub folders under the web root.
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